Re: RE (or more questions): [PARPORT] ValueStor problems

Mark Willis (
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 17:51:48 -0700

As a DOS user (not yet a Linux user) of the ValueStor, I am pretty
darn certain that the last time I tried a pair of Seagate ST-3630A's in
my (newer) 90c26 VSMobile kit, it worked fine (the Dos driver FDisked &
formatted the good drive as an extended Dos partition IIRC, the other
drive was SICK!) - I can check (Have both the old & new VSMobiles at
hand, can see with a variety of drives.) (I didn't realize until later
that the 2nd drive was set as slave, so I'm pretty sure it was left as

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  Mark Willis

Grant R. Guenther wrote:
> > Maybe my question is more or less related to the previous one or not at all.
> You could be onto something :-)
> > I do not exactly remember the error messages, but I am sometimes
> > using an IDE hard disk from linux with the paride.o, on26.o and pd.o
> > and have not succeeded in using a drive strapped as slave.
> You're not "supposed" to use an IDE drive jumpered as a slave, unless the
> master is present, so pd doesn't support that configuration.
> If you'd like to do an experiment, please locate the two lines in pd.c that
> include the pattern:
> WR(0,6,0xa0
> Change the 0xa0 to 0xb0, and recompile pd.c. That will address the
> commands to the slave. If that works, I'll add support for slave
> drives in pd. Please let me know.
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